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immediate

im·me·di·ate

immediate

 
pronunciation:
mi di iht
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part of speech: adjective
definition: happening right away.
He wrote an immediate answer to the letter.
antonyms:
delayed
similar words:
prompt, quick
derivation: immediateness (n.)
Word Builder: immediate +
  • immediately:
    very soon; without delay.
Word Parts
The word immediate contains the following parts:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.
medi Latin root that means middle
synonyms:
meso-